Manny Pacquiao might not be quite the fighter he once was but he proved in his rematch with Tim Bradley that he remains a force in boxing.
Top Rank CEO said it was “thuggery” to hang posters advertising Showtime’s upcoming Mayweather-Maidana bout during the lead-up to HBO’s Pacquiao-Bradley rematch. Showtime Sports boss Stephen Espinoza critcized the “racial overtones” of Arum’s statement, after which Arum referenced horse anatomy.
Manny Pacquiao said that he “enjoyed” Saturday night’s “toe-to-toe” unanimous-decision victory over Tim Bradley, from whom he regained the WBO 147-pound belt that he lost by a disputed split decision in June 2012.
Click this link for RingTV.com’s live, round-by-round update from ringside at the rematch between WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley and challenger Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. The HBO Pay Per View broadcast starts at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, with the main event to happen later in the evening.
Light heavyweight Sean Monaghan scored a fifth-round stoppage of Joe McCreedy, and Olympic silver medalist Esquiva Falcao scored a unanimous decision over super middleweight Ethan Pena on Saturday night at the MGM Grand on the undercard of Tim Bradley-Manny Pacquiao II.
Tim Bradley walked out to a decidedly anti-Bradley crowd at the weigh-in for Saturday’s rematch with “hometown boy” Manny Pacquiao, and said, “I’ve got to knock Pacquiao out.”
Photos from the scales one day before Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley go at it for a second time. The HBO Pay Per View card also includes Raymundo Beltran vs. Arash Usmanee, Bryan Vasquez vs. Jose Felix Jr. and Khabib Allakhverdiev vs. Jessie Vargas.
Now just three days out from their rematch, Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley stepped to the podium one last time before opening bell at the MGM Grand. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
From The Telegraph: Promoter Bob Arum claims Manny Pacquiao is looking for redemption against Timothy Bradley with “an outcome like the Ricky Hatton fight” (which, for those who don’t remember, was a second-round cold KO).
From the pages of THE RING Magazine: RingTV.com Editor Doug Fischer breaks down Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley II, comparing the fighters in 20 key categories and scoring the results.
Press and fans were on hand to greet Manny Pacquiao as he arrived at the MGM Grand for this Saturday’s rematch with WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Manny Pacquiao training at the Wild Card for the last time before heading out to Las Vegas for this Saturday’s rematch with Tim Bradley. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
Freddie Roach, longtime trainer of Manny Pacquiao, has admitted that The Bible can be a hindrance to the Filipino’s thought processes as a professional fighter, and that retirement looms in a “must-win” rematch with Timothy Bradley on Saturday night.
As WBO welterweight titlist Tim Bradley questions Manny Pacquiao’s resolve in a recent HBO “Face Off” broadcast touting their April 12 pay-per-view rematch, “Pac-Man” plans to use Bradley’s assumptions as motivation for a win.